Printing workshops: Drypoint

Printing workshops: Drypoint

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Hogarth's House

Hogarth Lane


W4 2QN

United Kingdom

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Try your hand at this printmaking technique with our new printing press!

About this event

Unusual for the time, Hogarth made many of his own prints. Learn more about printing and the processes that went into making the prints you see on display in the House. Each workshop will cover Hogarth as a printmaker, the drypoint technique and a hands-on opportunity to make print your own uniquely designed plate.

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking technique. Intaglio, meaning ‘to incise,’ encompasses printing techniques such as engravings and etchings, which are how Hogarth made his prints, as well as the more modern technique of drypoint. Intaglio printing techniques are the opposite of relief printing, such as lino or woodcuts, and require considerably more pressure to print. Participants will create their own unique design using specialist tools, watch it run through our intaglio press and at the end take home their completed masterpiece.

Suitable for beginners, no previous printmaking experience needed.

We provide aprons to all participants and make every effort to use washable inks, but please be mindful of the clothing you choose to wear to the workshop.

Participants must be aged 16+

Spaces limited to 10

Hogarth's House, located in Chiswick, is the former home of the 18th century artist and satirist William Hogarth. It is owned and managed by the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Printing workshops: Drypoint image
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